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October 17th, 2007

Energy Goes High-Tech

Abstract:
What about the impact of nanotech?

That's really heavy in our program, and that's because we're very good at it. You can rewrite the book of what's possible in terms of materials capturing photons and turning them into electrons and getting them into electrodes. The scale is so thin, literally 100 nanometers' worth of material. If we can make silicon a few microns thick, which is all you need because of new light-trapping techniques, the price will plunge.

So you get thin-film silicon technology or nano thin-films with spincast or wet processing techniques, and the scalability becomes very promising. Right now, it requires very high temperature, you need to refine with batch processing like baking cookies. But what you want is a continuous process. And that will drive down large-scale manufacturing costs.

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